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A new microbrewery and restaurant is being planned for 193 Main St., it was announced to the Ellsworth Village Board Monday.
Tuesday is the start of the high school sports season for the 2014-15 school year with the first day of football practice. Pierce County prep football teams: Ellsworth, Elmwood/Plum City, Prescott and Spring Valley will have two weeks of practice to get ready before their first games on Aug. 22. On that day, Ellsworth will be at Spooner, EPC will host Frederic, Spring Valley will be at home against Unity and Prescott will host Barron. The week before, county will be involved in controlled scrimmages.
Prescott High School football coaches Matt Smith and Jay Bartsch along with players Alex Helmer and Tate Nahorniak took part in the annual Wisconsin Football Coaches Association All-Star Classic back on July 19 in Oshkosh at Totanm Stadium on the campus of UW-Oshkosh. Smith and Bartsch coached the North squad for the Divsions 4-7 contest which Nahorniak and Helmer took part in. Helmer is No. 16 and Nahorniak No. 13. Both played on defense. The photos are courtsey of John Nahorniak.
The new First National Bank Ballpark in River Falls will get extensive use during the upcoming Wisconsin Baseball Association playoffs in 2014. Not only is it the site for a regional just a couple of months after it opened, but will also host the state tournament as well. Prescott will play its first playoff game at First National. The Pirates will take on the Merrill Rangers Saturday, Aug. 9 with the first pitch at approximately 4 p.m. If Prescott wins they will play again in River Falls Sunday afternoon at 3 p.m.
OSSEO - The Plum City American Legion Post #365 baseball team was eliminated from the Class A Regional tournament Friday at Merchant's Park. Plum City lost its first game Thursday to Osseo 12-2 but came back to eliminate Spooner with a 10-9 win Friday. Post #365 was beaten by Prescott 12-1 later in the day. PC is scheduled to play a doubleheader Sunday at Independence and conclude its regular season Tuesday at home vs. Altoona.
PLUM CITY -An airplane drop of prizes was one of the highlights of Plum City's three-day festival of Summerfest last weekend. Also taking place during Summerfest was the traditional softball tournament at Legion Park along with kid's fishing contest at Spring Pond Park, the fire department water fights on Main St. and a fireworks show on Saturday.
If you like your baseball with lots of hits and runs and with added time, the St. Croix Valley League was the place for such contests last weekend. Several high-scoring games with high hit couts took place along with those that went well past nine innings of play. Prescott handed Menomonie its first SCVL loss winning 5-3 in 14 innings at Wakanda Park Sunday. In the top of the 14th, Ross hit a triple to centerfield that scored Austin Tulip and Ross himself scored on a wild pitch to put the Pirates up 5-3.
The Ellsworth American Legion Post #204 baseball team won its opening round Gopher State League playoff game Monday evening over North St. Paul 5-2 at Young Field in Ellsworth. Nick Taranto picked up the win pitching four innings and Mike Koch claimed the save pitching the seventh. Taranto also hit a three-run homer while Spencer Schroeder added an RBI for Ellsworth while hitting a double and a triple. Ellsworth will take on Becker, Minn. this evening in a quarterfinal match.
RIVER FALLS - The Elmwood Expos' lead over the River Falls Fighting Fish evaporated in the late innings and thus the Fish rallied for an 8-4 St. Croix Valley League win Friday evening at First National Bank Field. The Expos led 4-2 after six and half innings of play but the Fish outscored them 6-1 for the duration of the ballgame. River Falls tied the score in the bottom of ther seventh and then plated four runs in the eighth. Cody Holden and Royce Baier both had two hits for Elmwood. Jonah Lansing drove in three runs while Adam Churchill scored twice.